Tag Archives: Wrongful Death

Do it again: Second depo allowed for witness who changed many answers (access required)


After the plaintiff in a medical malpractice wrongful death action submitted 72 changes to her deposition answers, a Virginia circuit judge allowed the defendants a second deposition to inquire about the changes. The Fairfax County case raised an issue occasionally ...

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Doctors misdiagnosed man with high risks for heart attack — $1.7 million settlement (access required)

A 53-year-old man presented to an urgent care clinic with a chief complaint of chest pain radiating to his arms, back and mouth. He reported that the pain sometimes also made his teeth hurt. The man’s risk factors were highly ...

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Plaintiff shot and killed while playing Pokemon Go in his car — $1.5 million settlement (access required)

A 60-year-old, unarmed Chinese immigrant and resident of a planned urban development was shot and killed by an armed security guard. The guard was employed by a security agency under contract with the community association for that development. On Jan. ...

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56-year-old decedent killed in wheelchair accident – $700,000 settlement (access required)

Decedent was a 56-year-old female who had multiple sclerosis for approximately 30 years, end stage renal disease and diabetes. She had been confined to a wheelchair and resided in a nursing facility for 13 years. Decedent had been loaded into ...

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Two children killed while crossing road to school bus – $7 million settlement (access required)

These two wrongful death actions arose out of an incident on March 30, 2017, when a tractor-trailer was being operated on a two-lane road in Buckingham County. A school bus was approaching from the opposite direction. Both the school bus ...

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